Soda Bottle Candy Container

40 Minutes

Looking for a fun, easy winter craft project? Put an old soda bottle to re-use and you can make this awesome snowman candy container.
First you need to cut out the center portion of a 2-liter Coke bottle, which has curves in all the right places, allowing the "lid" of your candy jar to sit nicely on the "bowl."
Your bowl (the bottom portion) should measure about 3 3/4" high, while your lid (the top portion) should measure about 5 1/4." Save the middle for another project or recycle it.
This is what it looks like before you begin painting it.
In this photo, both pieces have received two coats of acrylic craft paint and one coat of Modge Podge, using a foam brush. The MP protects the painted surface and gives it some gloss. The top gets painted red, the bottom, white. (NOTE: If it weren't freezing out, and you had red and white spray paint, spray painting these would be quick and easy. You might still need two coats of paint, but no MP.)
Add two button eyes and a felt carrot nose and you're all done--wasn't that a simple craft?
Fill the bowl with candy or some other treat and you're good to go. This would make a great project for your children or grandchildren, about ages 8-12. They might like to give the lid some stripes or polka dots, or even a bit of trim. There you have it--an up-cycled candy container--cute as can be!

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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Terry Benjamin
    Terry Benjamin
    on Nov 10, 2019

    Are the edges sharp? If so, what remedy would you recommend?

    • Andy Vaught
      Andy Vaught
      on Nov 16, 2019

      You coulda always rub the edges on a hot iron used for ironing clothes or use a lighter and kind of quickly go over the edges if there’s any rough edges

  • Joanie
    on Dec 3, 2019

    Now this is what I call CLEVER........a reallly, reallllly cute idea. Maybe a couple black something for his mouth???? You're the clever one.

    • Adirondack Girl @ Heart
      Adirondack Girl @ Heart
      on Dec 5, 2019

      Thanks Joanie! I've gotten a lot of compliments on this one :) I made several more this year including a couple out of smaller coke bottles--they're super cute. I just figured out though that (16 or 20 oz?) Mountain Dew bottles when cut down properly work perfectly since the top fits snugly on the bottom. I'll be painting several of those next. Love the idea of adding a button mouth!

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